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[Cookie Elf File #419] Easy Milky Way Brownies to Celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day
July 27, 2021
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File … and to easy cookie recipes! About once a week, The Elf sends you cookie recipes, cookie trivia and simple baking tips to make baking cookies easy and fun for your family.

This week, I’ve boned up on milk chocolate trivia for National Milk Chocolate Day on July 28. You can too. Enjoy these fun facts and tips!

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Feature: Easy Milky Way Brownies to Celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day

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Chocolate lovers, you can celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day (July 28) with Milky Way Brownies. Can you say a-m-a-z-i-ng?

Milky Way candy bars debuted in 1923, the brainchild of Mars, Incorporated food company founder Franklin C. Mars. Contrary to urban legend, the candy bar was not named for the galaxy but rather the Milky Way milkshake, a popular malted chocolate dessert. By 1930, Milky Way was the #1 selling candy bar in the world. Today, the bars account for $100 million in sales.

In the American version, the candy bar is made up of layers of chocolate nougat (a creamy, sweet filling) and caramel with a firm milk chocolate coating. European versions omit the caramel layer.

This recipe uses that same layered format. And it’s uber-simply simple when you use a brownie mix.

Prep time: 5 minutes for each layer
Bake and cooling time: 50 minutes plus cooling in between layers
Makes 16-25 brownies, depending on how you cut them

Get the full recipe for layered Milky Way Brownies … and check out our Brownies Pinterest board for more easy brownie recipes.

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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